Zucchini is a summer vegetable, although in many places it is harvested throughout the year.
Its content of more than 90% water, and rich in vitamins and minerals, makes it ideal for those who want to eat delicious, but not feel guilty afterwards.
This cousin of the pumpkin is rich in folates, a type of B vitamin that helps the formation of red blood cells, as well as the production of DNA in our body. These folates, by the way, are essential in the diet of people with vitamin deficiencies such as celiacs, and they lead to fatigue, ulcers and growth problems. However, and perhaps more interesting is that this group of vitamins is one of those responsible when you lack it, the appearance of gray hair, a symbol of the old age.
It contains a significant amount of Lutein, which is an essential chemical compound in reducing the degeneration of the eye retina.
With very few calories, and thanks to its high content of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, it helps to rehydrate the body, and the formation of the bone system.
It is rich in homocysteine, a very beneficial chemical compound to prevent strokes and cardiovascular disease.
Its bark is full of Beta-carotene, which due to its antioxidant action is ideal to prevent cell degeneration and the appearance of cancer and delay old age itself.
Try a delicious Zucchini, stuffed with quinoa, vegetables and nuts; or a delicious Pizza with Zucchini?